So I have decided to take the plunge and commence my journey to online success. I have bought many programs and products over the past 18 months and have not seen much progress, mainly due to ‘information overload’ and a lack of focus, so it is time to make a change and really go for it. So where do I start? what do I do? what do I need?
1. A Mentor
Enter Alex Jeffreys, my online mentor. I first came across Alex through some of the products that I had bought online and the mailing lists that I was subscribed to, and over a period of months saw and heard his name mentioned increasingly as somewhat of a rising star.
This guy seemed to have all the right connections, from training and mentoring under Rich Shefren and Mike Filsaime, to cruising and swapping ideas with Multi-Millionaires including Andrew Fox. I started to realise that this was an individual that could help me and someone that I would like to align myself with.
It was then that I received a message from Ray Johnson offering the opportunity to join Alex Jeffrey’s 2.0 Coaching Program, which I snapped up and am now taking the first steps with Alex and the other students to online business success.
2. A Plan
The first module of the coaching program was a scheduled 2 hour Webinar which ended up going on at least twice that length of time, and was packed full of great content and information. After that I knew I had made the right decision and was fired up!
The module talked about the importance of planning and how “An idiot with a plan is more likely to succeed than a genius without” (which I believe is a quote from T. Boone Pickens). Alex talked about having 3 seperate plans, your business plan, your entrepreneur plan and your personal plan. I have formulated these and will be posting them on my ‘About‘ page shortly.
3. Organisation – To-Do Lists (& Did Sheets)
With the over-riding plans in place, Alex stressed the importance of being organised and breaking the plans down into manageable chunks. These may be Quarterly, 90-day, Monthly, Weekly or Daily.
The key then would be to make to-do lists around these timescales which would formulate the stepping stones to reach the goals and the plan objectives.
He also recommended having ‘did’ sheets so you can monitor what you actually do on a daily basis and identify where any procrastination creeps in or any areas for improvement (eg. constant web browsing in a non-business essential manner, or frequent checking of e-mail).
4. A Pledge
The final part of the expansion of the mindset and to draw focus on what you are trying to achieve was to create a pledge to yourself, so that you can begin to be held accountable. My simple initial pledge is to spend a minimum of half an hour per day on personal development. This will be with a business focus and will consist of reading or learning around topics which I can use in my business.
With these core components in hand, I have a solid foundation for developing my business and I continue onwards in my quest for success and financial freedom….